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Biblical And Contemporary Problems/Solutions In Sermons

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Preaching Today Tape 3830 Dr. Louis H. Evans Jr.
How To Handle Anger 1 Sam. 18:1-7
In this sermon Dr. Evans discusses what anger is and how it can and does affect our lives. He first states the root causes of anger, frustration, disappointment, and resentment. He then goes on to describe how anger if left unresolved affects every aspect of our lives from the physical to the spiritual and how this anger, if left unresolved, leads to serious health problems and spiritual danger. Dr. Evans speaks about several different ways that we handle anger both constructive and destructive. He further expound that by handling our anger constructively we seek to remove the barriers that this anger places between us, those around us, and God. He concludes the sermon by showing us that if we will rely on God’s resources we will be able to reconcile our anger and have our lives made stronger in Him as well as have a clear conscience before God.
Biblical Problem: Saul’s anger towards David has caused conflict.
Biblical Solution: David gives Saul the chance to resolve his anger towards him.
Contemporary Problem: Our Christian walk can be placed in danger by unresolved anger.
Contemporary Solution: We must rely upon God to help us resolve the issues surrounding our anger and restore our relationships.
Preaching Today Tape # 4340 Stuart Briscoe
Ordinary Folks Make Great Disciples Mark 8
In this sermon Briscoe tells us what it truly means to be a disciple of Christ. Being a disciple is not some higher status for Christians nor does having a denominationally correct title make one a true disciple of Jesus. A true disciple is one who has a growing relationship with the teacher. In order to say that we are truly disciples of Christ we have to be willing to hand over our lives entirely to Him and not try to retain any of our self-interests. We have to trust wholly in Christ and be careful not to try and make Christ fit into a mold that we create for Him. We must deny ourselves completely in order to follow after the path that Jesus has laid out for us and we must daily reaffirm this to Him and ourselves.
Biblical Problem: The disciples of the Scribes and Pharisees are more concerned with not breaking the laws than having a personal relationship with God.
Biblical Solution: Become a true disciple of Jesus.
Contemporary Problem: People are more caught up in correct titles than in pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Contemporary Solution: Rather than worry about “Correct Titles” we as Christians must follow after Jesus.
Preaching Today Tape # 4046 James O. Rose
A Day In The Life Of Simon The Cyrene Mark 15
In this sermon Rose gives a first person presentation of a minor character by the name of Simon the Cyrene who witnessed the closing days of Jesus’ ministry, His death on the cross, the stories of His resurrection, and the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the disciples of Christ. In giving this first person account Rose, as Simon, constantly refers to the Jewish beliefs of the day and the prophecies of Isaiah concerning the Messiah. Acting as Simon Rose gives us a vivid and personal look into these events as they unfold, from Jesus speaking with the people to the point where Simon is commanded to carry the beam of wood for Jesus, we are allowed to take a small part in the feelings of a Jew during this climatic time. Rose then goes on to tell of the journey from skepticism to belief that this Jesus who was crucified is the true Messiah, the one spoken of by Isaiah and proclaimed by Peter on the day of Pentecost. Rose concludes this dramatic presentation by having Simon issue the challenge of accepting the cross of Jesus, not as an unjust burden imposed by a roman soldier, but rather as a gift from God that leads to salvation.
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The Finney Sermon Collection Volume 1, pp 3-12
Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit Matthew 5:3 Charles G. Finney
In the first part of this sermon Finney describes what it means to actually be “Poor in spirit.” He

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